Vegan Brown Rice Pilaf

Vegan Brown Rice Pilaf (Bariis Dalac)

Brown rice has never really been part of my diet, but after trying this delicious dish I knew that it’s going to be a regular feature of my culinary repertoire. Its nutty goodness is a bonus too.

Read more

Suqaar Lettuce Cup

Suqaar Lettuce Cups

I enjoy giving tradition a new twist so when a Vietnamese friend served me some vegetables in a lettuce cup I thought I would try that idea on Somali food. Combining meat and salad seemed like a good way to go and my suqaar lettuce cup recipe was born.

Read more

Red Kidney Bean Dip

Red Kidney Bean Dip

I like the versatility of dips.  I enjoy them served with good bread as a starter, for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. They are also perfect for entertaining.  Nothing beats a homemade dip for a healthy snack.  I hope you will enjoy this flavoursome red kidney bean dip.

Read more

Icun ama qureebaad

Somali Shortbread Biscuits (Qureebaad ama Icun)

Icun in Somali means ‘eat me’ and believe me you will eat and eat these crumbly shortbread biscuits that just melt in the mouth.  They are usually made for festive days, but in our household we don’t wait for a special day.  Any day and everyday is icun day!

Read more

One pot veggies

Spicy Vegetable Hotpot

This vegetable hotpot is packed with goodness and is super tasty too. You literally chuck everything into one pot and cook away, making it one of the easiest dishes you could make.

Read more